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. >> president obama's relationship with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu soured over the course of the four years. open disagreements over those israeli settlements and borders. >> we believe the borders of israel and palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swats. >> my israel is prepared to make generous compromises for peace, it cannot go back to the 1967 lines. because these lines are indefensible. >> netanyahu lectured the president in the oval office at that event. the low point of their personal relationship. the erosion of trust between the two leaders was just one in a series of events which derailed the president's quest for first term peace. in the arab spring a major disruption as israel lost its most important arab ally, egyptian president hosni mubarak. most effective player in getting palestinians to the table. clashes between israel and hamas and gaz za in november of last year ended in a fragile cease fire. hamas which is u.s. considers a terrorist organization emerged stronger with the palestinians deeply divided between the palestinian
're going to see coming out of the visit. clearly obama and netanyahu have found a way to work together on this turkish problem. i hope they can fine a way to work together on he palestine janish a way that will move that forward. that's not going to solve the regions' problems but going to make it easier for the united states and israel to deal with the problems. >> shepard: thank you. >> thank you. >> shepard: a little island causing big problems for the global economy, and now lawmakers in cyprus are racing against the clock to fix their own problems. the bunks are still closed. there's talk of government taking money from people's bank accounts. don't know where the russian mob is but they're the problem. any attempts to fix things seems to be making matters worse. we'll get a live report from cyprus. >>> a woman in georgia, as in atlanta, georgia, says a teenager tried to rob her, and when she said she had no money, he shot her baby dead. now police say they're about to make a very big announcement and we'll have that next. look what mommy is having. mommy's having a french fry. ye
every day. look, i think that both president obama and prime minister netanyahu has a symbolism to show he that the relationship is good. netanyahu formed a new government and obama wants the political benefit from israel's many supporters in the united states who he's retorically in support of israel's security needs, but the private meetings here where the real substance will be talked about are going to be radically different. obama has very difficult messages for netanyahu, don't go after the iranian nuclear weapons program. make more concessions to the palestinians. and if they got out and were the subject of public conversation with take president obama's 10% approval rating in israel and drive it even lower. >> greta: i notice that you wrote an op-ed in the jerusalem post today and you said that president obama, that in all the presidents since 1948 that you called him the most hostile to israel? >> yeah, i think that's clear from his record. look, he's not going to say it, he's going to say i've got israel's back. we support you. we want-- we don't want iran to get nuclear weapo
to perceive a credible threat if that is military. with president obama and netanyahu standing together on the question of iran in a way they have not done before, iran if they are watching and calculation is smart. >> everybody talks about the jewish vote and how it will go republican and maybe it does with reagan and mcgovern against nixon, is this really a problem for obama at all that he has a problem with the jewish community electorally? >> even mcgovern won two-thirds of the jewish vote in defeat. the jewish vote has been among the most stable in american politics, between two-thirds and three-quarters for democrats since fdr and al smith in 1958 because americans vote to the left on domestic issues, they don't primarily vote on israel and why these things don't change very much. i don't think it has to do with the jewish vote at all, with obama's views about american national issues. >> what about the man in jail for 28 years, the longest in any country. not spying on us but arabs. it seems if the makes this statementapology, belief he shouldn't have done it, what do you think?
with obama is that he went after netanyahu on absolutety wrong issue. he demanded a comprehensive freeze, then the president backs down alienating both the israelis and the palestinians and the arabs. >> rose: we conclude with hank greenberg and the a.i.g. story and why he is suing the government on behalf of the stockholders after the government bailed out a.i.g. and paid back the money with interest. >> the fact had to come out what really happened. the so-called accounting scandal turned out toe virally nothing. the corporate governance of the united states changed after enron. boards became more critical of almost anything that everybody was doing but i wanted -- more importantly i wanted the 92,000 people that helped build a.i.g. and all the things they did to make it the greatest insurance company in history. that story had to be told on their behalf as well. >> rose: a president's visit and the story of hank greenberg when we continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: president obama will travel to the mi
through several meetings with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> reporter: president obama also used a speech to israeli students to make a direct appeal to peace with the palestinians. an israeli journalist says local reporters were skeptical about president obama's trip but watched him make a connection. >> he used all the tricks. he was so charm ing. he charmed all the israelis. >> reporter: he says he doesn't expect president obama back anytime soon unless there's a major breakthrough in israeli palestinian peace talks. >> this trip was the first foreign visit of the president's second term. >>> the family was crushed underneath the sign. >> something no one would ever expect at an airport. a 300-pound airport sign falls on them. >> many gathers south of rome hoping to catch another glimpse of a historic day for the pope. and why it was suddenly lights out tonight on the bay bridge! >> after a beautiful saturday, how about an encore for sunday? but there are changes ahead. ,,,,,,,,,,,, and his family -- at an ala airport. officials at the birmingham- >>> a 10-year-old boy dead af
the symbolism. obama will tell netanyahu unpleasant things, but you won't hear a word of it. it will be pictures of them joking around and yucking it up. it will be in their political advantage to do it. >> speaking of something you said. isn't it like mom and dad putting on a good show for the kids, but secretly they are going to get divorced? >> i don't think it was a compliment to begin with. if you threw a party and invited everyone you knew, you would see the biggest gift is from me. and they would say, thank you for being a friend. subtext, bring me a present, obama. in conclusion evie is greedy and blamp -- and blanch was a whore. >> you are saying that because you dated bea arthur in the 80s and there was a lot of strive. >> let it be. >> let it be indeed. she was quite the tumbler. she was into gym that is sticks. gymnastics. i loved bea arthur. but i wasn't crazy for maud. >>> okay. bill will discuss his book, i do the news and do it nude. first, what is a don't feed me t-shirt? something bill would wear, and then he would die. save up to 40% on closeout sets from beautyrest and postur
is still very strong even if the personal chemistry between netanyahu and president obama is not strong and it has been widely reported they don't have a very good working relationship. one of the main reasons for coming not just to israel, but jordan and the west bank right now. that was for the united states to shore up friends. the united states still as a friend of israel. if you look back at the larger regional issues, the chaos around us. the united states is worried about its friends and that israel is surrounded by an increasingly hostile region and egypt is no longer a reliable ally and jordan could face their own internal threats and syria on the border is in a state of chaos and mayhem and iran is also working on its nuclear program and the united states wants to come give a hug to israel. wants to make sure that the palestinian authority with abbas is being strengthened because it's overshadowed by hamas. he wants to make sure the kingdom doesn't fall. it's really about settling and shoring up your friends in these uncertain times. >> the issue of iran, we are at war here in
minister. >> obama: "it was good. it >> netanyahu: "get to rest for these next two days." >> obama: ".get away from congress." >> reporter: the president's first official word on israeli >> shalom peace as defined by israel means a willingness to go to war to keep iran from developing nuclear weapons. >> "in order to stop iran's program peacefully diplomacy must be augment by clear threat of military action." the president signaled that his administration would not object if israel acted on its own. >> "each country has to make its own decisions when it comes to the awesome decision to engage in any kind of military action. and situated than the united states." as for whether syria is using chemical weapons on rebels, he said the u=s is investigating. >> "once we establish the facts, i have made clear that the use of chemical weapons is a game -changer." >> reporter: time and again, president obama went out of his way to express support for prime minister benjamin netanyahu >> "this is our tenth meeting, we've spent more time together, working together than i have with any leader." (prote
the conversation that president obama and prime minister netanyahu are about to have i think the 10 percent rating would be even lower. oo a oo this morning we are hearing the 911 call that may have stopped the massacre at the university. >> my roommate pulled the fire alarm and he has a gun out. he's there with some sort of large assault gun. >> that call was made by avakani. he was plotting to kill fellow students and pulled the alarm to lure them into the hallway. he opened his door and came face to face with the gun. >> just direct eye contact. he pointed it at me hesitated and possibly had a change of heart. >> police arrived minutes later and found him dead in his room along with a written plan of attack, guns and homemade bomb. >> disturbing end to a disturbing crime an ohio teenager who shot three high schoolers dead showing up to a sentencing with a t-shirt that read killer. he cursed at the judge as he gave him 3 life sentences. he admits opening fire to a 22 caliber hand gun last year. >>> chemical weapons in syria would cross a red line. syria's government and acquisition are trading a
. that was clear. the prime minister netanyahu said that that country's nuclear program is a grave threat to israel and to the world. president obama reiterated that while there is still time for diplomacy, time is running short. >> the united states will continue to consult closely is. and i will repeat all options are on the table. we will do what is is necessary to prevent iran from getting the world's worst weapons. >> shepard: and tonight questions remain about exactly how much time there is before it is just too late to keep iran from building a bomb. james rosen with the news from washington tonight. james? >> shep, good evening. complicating the two leaders' efforts to project unity was president obama's interview on israeli television last week. in which mr. obama said iran has over a year or so to go before it can claim an operational nuclear weapon if it's even made a decision to build one that raised questions about the differing time lines. the white house and jerusalem have on issue that. differences that the president today acid usely played down. -- unpress -- unprecedented. there i
: david makovsky, what do you see? >> basically both president obama and netanyahu were elected on a more domestic platform. martin is 100% right in the way he depicted it. basically the israelis see the middle east and see things very murky, very tumultuous, uncertain. they don't feel they have an ability to shape this middle east. they don't know where egypt is going. they don't know if syria is disintegrating in front of their eyes. they said, look, one thing they can make a difference is the domestic scene. what they basically have i think is two sets of issues. one, a desire to integrate the ultraorthodox into the work force, into the military which is compulsory for everyone but the ultraorthodox and to wean away the ultraorthodox from being the primary welfare class. the second thing is that netanyahu, lapid that we saw in the set-up piece and this guy bennett both have kind of a neo liberal economic reform approach. they want to move quickly on those sorts of things. those are, i'd say, the two main domestic drivers. >> brown: when we get to the thing we always talk about israeli-
. >> netanyahu agrees with president obama on syria. conservatives tried to use our relationship with israel to grab votes. they accused president obama of not getting it, of being dangerous. some called him the most anti-israel president in american history. >> i want to thank you for the investment you have made in our relationship and in strengthening the friendship and alliance between our two countries. i am absolutely convinced that the president is determined to prevent iran from getting nuclear weapons. the president has reaffirmed more than any other president that israel has a duty to defend itself. it is a profound honor to host you, the leader of the free world and this historic time in our capital. mr. president, welcome to israel. >> let me start with you. we see these conciliatory gestures being offered by prime minister netanyahu, but that is different than the lecture that he gave to obama in his own digs in the white house. what accounts for the shift here? is it that he is on his own terrain, or is this a genuine change of attitude on netanyahu's part? >> the two sides hav
. president obama's second term, netanyahu's third. they are stuck with each other. they have huge challenges. iran, syria, perhaps the israeli-palestinian process down the road. no one expects them to be best buddies but if they can get along better, and i want to emphasize, both governments stressed that workingwise, professionally they get their business done. they may not like each other but they get business done. relationships always help in difficult situations. so, i think that is one of the priorities to try to become more friendly, if not best friends. and the iran question is huge. i spoke to the israeli president, perez, this morning and he says there's a greater understanding now the israelis believe and have no hesitation that the mepresident means when end the military option will be on the table and will not iran to get a warhead. now they believe the president, there's nor flexibility on the israeli side to give diplomacy more time. >> three decades after camp davis, asking the israeli-palestinian peace process. when the vice president was there, settlement building went ahea
with our great allie and he and netanyahu must deal with series issues. president obama is said that the use of chemical weapon this is in syria would be a game-changer. quote unquote, now back here the markets get back to rally mode. but, did the fed-head ever so subtly indicate an every so slightly less easy posture? that is my take and we will debate it later on. here is something that investors and businesses and consumers do not want to hear, it's a new tax on the internet. even downloads from ituness, who thinks that is a good idea? not me, here is good news "the kudlow report" begins right now. president obama in israel for the first same in his presidency, securing the relations with the allie in the middle east, here is what he had to say when greeted by benjamin netanyahu. it's in our fundamental security interest to stand with israel. it makes us both stronger and more prosperous and makes the world a better place. >> so question is, what exactly is the president hoping to accomplish in israel. here now we republican former u.s. ambassador and dan senor the coauthor o
far, obama and israeli president benjamin netanyahu have been doing their best to put personal disagreements behind them. >> we look now at where israel and the u.s. stand today and with this visit could possibly take those ties. >> this is it is more of a symbolic gesture and less about the specifics of a peace plan. barack obama's aimed to build back a little warm in relations with israel. >> we've spent more time together, working together than i have with any leader, and this speaks to the closeness of our two nations. [applause] >> the alliance between the united states and israel is considered sacrosanct and has a long tradition. it dates back to 1967, during the six-day war. israeli forces took control of the west bank and the gaza strip. washington's pro-israeli policy was born with president lyndon b. johnson starting to send money and arms to the jewish state. 11 years later, the leaders of first world enemies israel and egypt signed the camp david accords after two weeks of intense negotiations led by president jimmy carter. the palestinians never give up their desir
.s. citizen. president obama brokered netanyahu's's apology for the attack, which the israeli leader made friday at the very end of obama's first presidential visit to israel. in a phone call to the turkish prime minister, that tianeman apologize for "any errors that could have led to the loss of life." erdogan said the apology was one step toward normalizing relations between israel and turkey. is rumored nine of our citizens in international waters -- israel murdered nine of our citizens in international waters, they even tried to use negotiators to repair the relations between told them there would be no normalization of relations unless they apologized, paid compensation, and lifted the embargo on palestine. the parties mocked the government for believing [indiscernible] the phone call was a step forward. >> israel did not agree to turkey's call to in the blockade of gaza. roughly adapter president obama left israel, israeli police raided a palestinian protest camp on the outskirts of jerusalem. protesters had erected the camp last wednesday within the e1 settlement zone, which bisect
with president benjamin netanyahu to visit mark president obama's first since taking the oval office in 2008. if you want to sound smart to y today, tell your friends that of the last 11 presidents, bill clinton and bush visited israel more than once while in office. clinton made the trip four times and bush traveled to israel twice. >>> enough with the real news. let's gather around the water cooler for the early outtakes from president obama's middle east trip. hours before he arrived in israel, his massive nine ton armored limo broke down. the beast as the car is known, had to be towed to a garage after mechanical failure. not sure how you replace a vehicle with eight inch thick steel doors but the secret service did. they bring multiple vehicles and even the mechanic on the trips just in case. and quite a way to say thank you, president obama brought a magnolia church to shimon perez. but as soon as president obama left, the israelis dug it up. the tree was sent off for pesticide testing. foreign plants have to undergo a series of checks. according to reports, the tests could take month
this for my friend barack obama, and netanyahu could make the same case for the people criticizing him at home for apologizing to erdogan. >> you mentioned syria. when the president got to jordan, he and king abdullah held a joint press conference, news conference, and the the president announced there he is going to be asking congress for more money to go to jordan, to help them deal with all the refugees coming in from syria. why is that important for the obama administration? >> judy, when i said there were two of the three allies in the region, the third most important ally there for the united states is jordan, a tiny country, but punches above the weight. jordan security forces and intelligence forces are excellent. and i described in the earlier piece some of the role it's playing. but king abdullah's on somewhat shaky ground, the economy is bad, and part of the problem is the refugees are a huge pressure point as the king sort of eloquently said today. few of us saw the foreign minister this afternoon who said it's almost as if-- he said it's as if another eight or nine, the king said
conversations and time netanyahu and obama have ever spent together. obama has said there is not any leader he has sat with more than netanyahu. this is the most intense period of time that they have had. each one has sober expectations. they have been at this for four years. obama knows that they have different political visions. and it cannot do know is that netanyahu -- netanyahu knows obama is less inclined towards intervention. this could be a good thing. from the israel side, my sense is -- hear about the layout howe saw the conversation and then lay out some other key points, syria, lebanon, and the palestinian issue -- on iran, i think it is clear that men -- ,hat netanyahu people go in when we hear that certain weaponry has been moved out of the goals, or diplomacy has been indecisive, how do they relate to that? that denise mentioned and the iaea report -- they are down in a uranium. netanyahu will say, i have been vindicated and with red lines. i told you so, mr. president trip obama will say, maybe that means we have more time. back and say,me with these centrifuges, they can surge
. speakingwe can go to -- directly after benjamin netanyahu. i feel we can go to mike. warm, friendly words between the two. one of the things obama was trying to overcome, the idea there was a strained relationship between the u.s. and israel. but indeed, yes. the third thing president obama said when he walked off the plane, it is a lovely day. and then hugs for benjamin netanyahu, shimon peres, setting the terms for a visit largely about repairing what has been a somewhat fractious relationship, certainly in obama's first term. the point of the visit largely to repair the relationship, create a better working conditions the to the two leaders. we heard and president obama's speech from a very important statement, saying he recognizes israel as the historic homeland of the jewish people. the cigna dickens is the american president recognizing pre-holocaust, giving absolute confirmation of israel's right to exist and also the historical basis on which the state of israel does exist. a very important statement from president obama, once again, setting the tone for what he hopes and what his
in jerusalem and in the afternoon with prime minister netanyahu. thursday president obama will go to the west bank where he will meet with palestinian authority president abbas. he will return to jerusalem for a speech on thursday night and friday the president will visit jordan. he will meet with king abdullah. he has a number of speeches and planned visits along the way. president obama will return to washington on saturday. >>> yesterday, two former middle east advisors to the white house talked about the potential implications of president obama's trip. the speakers were dennis ross, who served under president obama and mining call singh, who advised president george w. bush. this was hosted by the washington institute. it is about 90 minutes. >> good afternoon. good afternoon and welcome to the washington institute. i'm rob satlof, the director of the institute. i'm happy to welcome all of you here today. just at the outset if i could please remind you, cell phones off please, not just on, on vibrate but off completely. this event is being live streamed for our thousands of fans around t
beyond 2017 but netanyahu specified for a 10 year time frame. president obama hadn't put any time frame on it, bill. >> bill: president obama said in the press conference that he believes negotiations can stop iran from the nukes. i don't think netanyahu believes that at all. >> he doesn't. and he made clear he he said, in essence, i'm paraphrasing that the state of israel has the right to defend itself and we would never defer in the exercise of that right, even to our greatest friend, which is the united states. in other words, -- >> bill: on that issue and that's the key issue in the region right now. now, cammeron has been looking at marco rubio and rand paul. and you consider these two guys rivals for the republican nomination in 2016. now they have staked out different territory on immigration. tell me where each guy stands on the proposed new immigration bill. it's been amazing to watch them both dance through immigration reform. the cpac conference that happened this last weekend. positioning for 2012 they are both acknowledge they are looking at it it rand paul. >> bill: 2016 y
. >> they see president obama and new york city the same day netanyahu does and instead goes on a daily talk show. >> disrespectful of prime minister netanyahu? really? let's hear what that man said today, the prime minister himself. >> i want to thank you for the investment you have made in our relationship and in strengthening the friendship and appliance between our two countries. it is deeply, deeply appreciated. >> in a visit important to our nation's security, the republican attacks against this president's foreign policy seemed puny, especially when the president and prime minister were actually laughing. >> and i want to express a special thanks to sarah as well as your two sons for their warmth and hospitality. it was wonderful to see them. they are -- i did inform the prime minister that they are very good looking young men who clearly got their looks from their mother. >> well, i can say the same of your daughters. >> this is true. our goal is to improve our gene pool by marrying women better than we are. >> this is the reality. the gop consistently tries to paint the president as
that's where the obama administration, as aaron pointed out, made a mistake i think they hit netanyahu very hard on settlements while at the same time extending a hand to the iranians. that did not go over very well with a variety of israelis. here israel was a staunch ally of the united states. had come up 16 years in which presidents were in love with their israeli counterparts as aaron pointed out and here was the new president taking a very hard stance on settlements while at the same time telling the iranians he'll talk to them about anything anywhere at any time i think that could have been handled differently. i think obviously we've been dancing around the issue of settlements for a very long time. this is a central issue in the conflict. >> rose: aaron, are the israelis doing things that make a palestinian settlement increasingly difficult? >> sure. >> rose: are they doing it because they don't want to see a settlement? they don't want to see an agreement? >> politicians respond to immediate pressures. you've got a series of israeli politicians since 1967 and prime ministerers
here. >> hi, njohn. >> so much scratchiness between obama and netanyahu the last four years. an event in the u.s. campaign where netanyahu more or less endorsed mitt romney for president. how much of the loathe that is coming from b.b. towards our president is kind of him trying to make sure that he has not done long-term damage to the relationship in that direction? we know what barack obama's objectives here are but it it seems to me netanyahu is making up for any hurt feelings he did over last summer. >> absolutely. there is a political balance here. if you can see the see-saw right now. netanyahu is weaker than re-elected barack obama. they need each other. but israel needs the u.s. to have its back, both because of syria, the civil war next door, the possibility of chemical weapons which would be, as the president said, a real game-changer, though, i'm told that they have no evidence that chemical weapons were used by the regime. the president is very clear that it would not have been used by the opposition. that was fallacious argument from the regime but no hard evidence they w
points were in the news conference that the two leaders had, president obama and prime minister netanyahu where the president said there is is not a lot of daylight between the u.s. and israel on the question of iran and its nuclear program. but then the news conference went on to demonstrate exactly where that daylight is prime minister netanyahu said that we think, israel thinks there is a certain point iran with get with nuclear program they won't have built the nuclear bomb so close immunity from any kind of military strike. netanyahu said twice this is our view, this is oour view. and by way of suggesting it is not the u.s. president's view. one further point, bill, if i may. president obama said as a sort of a big announcement in his opening remarks that the united states remains committed to helping israel maintain what's called the qme. qualitative military edge. what that means no matter what arms we sell to the region, we will always help israel maintain qualitative edge over its neighbors. we are committed to sex extending that beyond 2017 for some period of time. we will talk
the biggest point of tension between president obama and prime minister netanyahu. and it was important that the two of them struck the same tone and time frame in their joint press conference. president obama has talked about a year or so before iran might make a decision or move in important ways on its controversial nuclear program. and president -- prime minister netanyahu talked about a faster timeframe, greater potential capability and yet at the press conference he agreed with the president. so that carves out more time for diplomacy and other options before we get to this big question of whether there might be a military strike. >> syria obviously a huge topic for him there too in so many of the countries he visited and neighbors as well. and vitally in what goes on in syria. i'm curious whether you think it influence how those other countries are responding to the crisis in syria or whether really a lot of people feel it didn't change much at all. >> well, i think we're seeing a turning point in the united states. there is a higher profile in terms of the kind of background act
washington nationals could come to -- bet -- prime minister benjamin netanyahu said president barack obama is taking the lead on how u.s. will respond to iran's threats and that's because the u.s. is israel's strongest ally and iran could have a nuclear weapon to use in the next few months and they believe it could not happen for another year which could form more peace talks. he wants to talk about peace. >> to speak directly to the people of israel and to neighbors... >> reporter: the president is meeting with israel and the two will hold a news conference. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> the 15-year-old girl from pakistan who was shot in the head by the taliban because she fought for the rights of women now has a new school to go to. she is attending school in birmingham england. last october she was shot by a taliban who shot her in the head who claims she was promoting western thinking. she said she wants all girls to have the basic opportunities to go to school. >>> a group of nine-year-olds in berkeley has been talking to their friends via skype. hi
: and in that and the other remarks, you heard what? >> what i heard was that clearly president obama and prime minister netanyahu have reached an agreement, however grudging it may be, it seems solid that the united states will not block an israeli strike on iran. and it led, for me led to the question of have we given them the latest bunker buster technology they would need to severely degrade or damage the nuclear program. and it wasn't just that one remark. from the president of the united states and from the prime minister of israel heard repeated remarks about israel's right to defend itself. israel's right to act alone. the united states would not stand in their way, but of course, reinforcing the idea that the united states would act militarily if necessary, but the interesting point how, i think president obama made it, how perceptions can be different, israel can perceive a threaten more quickly, as an ext threat than we do and that the government netanyahu. >> this is what krauthammer was saying on special report. and sound bites. i think that bb kept repeating that to say that the president
? >> reporter: little progress is expected on peace talks between israel and iran but president barack obama and bet washington nationals could come to -- bet -- prime minister benjamin netanyahu said president barack obama is taking the lead on how u.s. will respond to iran's threats and that's because the u.s. is israel's strongest ally and iran could have a nuclear weapon to use in the next few months and they believe it could not happen for another year which could form more peace talks. he wants to talk about peace. >> to speak directly to the people of israel and to neighbors... >> reporter: the president is meeting with israel and the two will hold a news conference. live in washington kyla campbell ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> the 15-year-old girl from pakistan who was shot in the head by the taliban because she fought for the rights of women now has a new school to go to. she is attending school in birmingham england. last october she was shot by a taliban who shot her in the head who claims she was promoting western thinking. she said she want
smiles, so much hand holding practically between president obama and benjamin netanyahu. as we are waiting this press conference between president obama and president mahmoud abbas, what are you looking for in terms of how they relate to each other? >> reporter: a couple of key questions. does the president of the united states lay out any timetable for his effort to resume peace process? i expect the answer to that is no. he will say there's more foundation building. what does president abbas say about his willingness to come back to the table? right now he says he will only come back if israel meets certain conditions, chief among them, stop iping settlement construction in the west bank. construction is under way. and that construction has accelerated because president netanyahu was made at the united nations for recognizing, essentially, a palestinian state. that is a poke in the eye of the palestinians. it's also a poke in the eye, by the way, at the president of the united states, who has urged president netanyahu not to do that. it was very interesting yesterday. the pre
a major concern already for both the obama administration and netanyahu's administration. we do know according to a senior israeli official that i spoke with on condition of anonymity that this issue of the united states being asked to strike syria if certain things such as some of their weapons, missiles in particular are heading over the border to hezbollah, an organization in lebanon that the united states and israel both consider a terrorist organization. that is going to be something that is going to be on the agenda in the discussions. but this chemical weapon issue is one that they were going to be talking about beforehand. they also have talked about the difficulties if you speak with folks that know about how to get rid of some of the weapons, the difficulties of getting rid of chemical weapons, you cannot just do an air strike. you have to go in on the ground to pull those out. a very big concern. we've been on the border of the israel-syria border and been able to hear some of the fighting inside of syria. some of that fighting spilled over into israel. so definitely a ver
obama and it's really prime minister benjamin netanyahu about what the borders of israel should be. romney was aided and abetted in that lie by netanyahu, who is an old friend of romney's. they worked together 30 years ago at a boston consulting firm. as we reviewed last night, netanyahu left no room for doubt, he wanted mitt romney to be the next president of the united states. and romney delivered a speech in israel that echoed netanyahu's talking points at that time on iran. >> we should employ any and all measures to dissuade the iranian regime from its nuclear course, and it is our fervent hope that diplomatic and economic measures will do so. in the final analysis, of course, no option should be excluded. we recognize israel's right to defend itself, and that it is right for america to stand with you. >> benjamin netanyahu did everything he could to pretend that the romney position on iran was somehow tougher than the obama position on iran. the romney speech was pure pandering from start to finish, which means that it, of course, did not include the words "palestine" or "pal
and israel go way beyond president obama and prime minister netanyahu. started long before and will continue long after. but the president has been very warm towards the israeli people and we certainly appreciate it. >> now the president of the united states and the prime minister did not really come off fully on the same page on iran. just one way of putting this when the prime minister approached the podium, he talked about iran first. president obama mentioned it last. in fact, prefacing it with the word finally. and here's what they said. >> we prefer to resolve this diplomatically. and there's still time to do so. >> diplomacy and sanctions so far have not stopped iran's nuclear program. >> do you think the u.s. really has, i'll quote president obama, all options on the table when it comes to iran when you hear words like you heard today? >> well, erin, i think we have to look at the facts. and the facts are that words in washington or in jerusalem don't stop centrifuges and events. as all this has gone on, the iranians actually tripled the pace that they're accelerated the pace of uran
that they are staunchal lies, maybe even friends. obama joking about meeting netanyahu's sons. >> they are very good-looking young men who clearly got their looks from their mother. >> well, i can say the same of your daughters. >> reporter: after meeting with obama for more than two hours netanyahu affirmed his trust of the president when it comes to iran. >> i'm absolutely convinced that the president is determined to prevent iran from getting nuclear weapons. >> reporter: later today the president returns to jerusalem where he hopes to bring a little campaign magic to the trip with a speech to some 600 israeli college students. the white house sees this as an opportunity to speak directly to the israeli people. urging them to make a new effort to make peace with the palestinians. >> something they very much want to do. >> indeed, robin, we turn to the latest on that massive manhunt under way in colorado. the head of the state's prison systems gunned down on his front doorstep in front of his wife. abc's clayton sandell is in monument, colorado, with the very latest this morning. good morning to y
, however. president obama meeting today with israeli prime minister netanyahu repeating his warning that syria would be held accountable for the use of chemical weapons, quote, or their transfer to terrorists. now, the stakes obviously cannot be higher for making the right call. joining us tonight is chief national correspondent john king who is traveling with president obama in israel. also fran townsend, former homeland security adviser in the bush 43 administration, she's currently on the cia's external advisory committee and former cia officer bob baer. this video we just showed from the assad regime, shown on syrian state television. want to show it again. it's supposedly a victim suffering from a chemical weapons attack. no one shows any physical signs of injury, no convulsions, no vomiting. at least three experts on chemical weapons quote in reports today say that judging from what they see here, it doesn't seem like a chemical weapons attack. knowing what you know about these type of agents and their effect on humans, do you agree? >> you know, it's difficult to tell without
benjamin netanyahu facing reporters today. the two leaders met for hours after president obama's arrival in tel aviv. they say they share a common assessment of iran's nuclear program, and they announced new talks on extending u.s. military aid. >>> and a 360 follow-up, guilty verdict in the corruption case against the former mayor of bell, california. oscar hernandez was convicted on five felony charges of misappropriations of funds. prosecutors accuse him and other former city officials of treating the city's treasury as their own piggy bank. >>> a team of researchers raising a set of rocket engines used in nasa's apollo program from deep waters off the coast of florida. anderson, founder and ceo jeff bezos led the recovery effort. >>> and a bowl that once sold for $3 at a yard sale just sold for 2.2 million at a new york auction. the previous owner displayed it on a shelf for several years before learning its real value. >>> a community of home cooked shared meals. it's a service called mealku, you sign up to have the meals delivered to you. you earn credit for cooking and spend it by
in position. >> bret: we don't know, juan, is if privately president obama is pushing prime minister netanyahu for a construction freeze of settlements in palestinian territory. we don't know that. but this is different from the first part of the first term of president obama when it was a preseason. >> i don't know if it was explicitly precondition, he was going to stop settlement from growing to look at the idea of pulling back in the course of the israeli position pulled back previously and not brought good. and in terms of the negotiation or the safety or security, which is paramount to israelis. the president now as you suggested might be pushing and interimly and making it clear to the young people in israel as he spoke today what he wants and what he can envision is security for israel. along with a two-state solution that allows sovereignty. in the course of doing that, he is putting the settlement issue in second place. this allows both sides added degree of security. there are many on the arab side that view this as the president now being too pro israel. >> bret: previously, let's b
leader. the holocaust memorial with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. before president obama left israel diplomatic kudos to him. he was able to persuade netanyahu to apologize. the two allies have had an icy relationship. >>> small airports are being forced to close the air traffic control as the latest fallout in the sequester cuts. the faa has ordered 149 control towers to shut down beginning in just the next couple of weeks. most of our local airports were spare td. sacramento and salinas will be affected. air traffic controllers warn pilots will have to land their planes without an extra set of eyes in the towers. >>> a suspected love triangle gone horibly wrong in virginia. three marines dead following a murder suicide. the gunman was a man and the victims a man and a woman. a difficult can week for the marines. on monday seven marines were killed during a mortar explosion. >>> columbine, virginia tech, aurora and newtown all tragedies that tore communities apart. they failed to produce significant change in our gun laws. >> democratic leaders are struggling to deliver. why harry r
arc of netanyahu and obama's relationship is about iran and netanyahu has at times seem to all but threaten a preemptive strike with or without the u.s. pap lot of behind-the-scenes action on the part of the u.s. to get israel to climb down from that position which was successful in 2012. now it seems like they converged a bit. what's your read on where they are right now coming out of this trip >> my read is pretty much that. i was watching before what you said about the president going there and there were no real policy shifts. i think there was a policy shift from netanyahu and this is a culmination of a policy shift starting at the u.n. speech you remember the famous bomb with the red line where he said there's more time but i'm still going to don't make noise about the iranian threat. he said yes i agree with the president's assessment and this is the assessment of the u.s. and really intelligence services. when iran decides to make a nuclear weapon it will take them a year. it's significant. >> this is an example of the president bringing netanyahu towards the american p
of the agenda for president obama and prime minister netanyahu as well as with president obama and the palestinian leadership. the king who wants this very much, it's in his own best interests believes that israeli settlements have moved so far into the west bank, which would be of course the base of a palestinian state, that so many settlers have moved so deep into the territory that it's going to be impossible soon to separate these two sides. and what he says is if you don't have the ability to disentangle the israelis from the palestinians what you're going to be left with is a single unitary state with two groups of people who hate each other. he thinks it is a formula for endless violence and sorrow and is pushing very hard the moderate palestinians to come back to the table and pushing even harder to get the israelis to focus on this, what he sees as a problem not only for the israelis but the palestinians and the jordanians as well. >> thanks for joining us. >>> are you finding that you're getting lingering looks in yoga class lately? well, it might be because everyone
. netanyahu made the apology in a phone call. president obama is reported to have encouraged the move during a visit to the region. >> these divisions are rose -- arose in the eu on friday on weather to on syrian rebels. britain and france remained isolated. germany's foreign minister said prior to the meeting that berlin fears that arms could fall into the wrong hands. most eu members favor tougher sanctions on the regime of president assad. >> on the line from dublin now, we have our correspondent. has there been any progress in the talks between these foreign ministers. >> getting agreement was going to be a tall order, but anybody looking for some move -- well, i'm afraid they will be disappointed. foreign ministers are going the wrong way, and really, the best they can say is that the talks were useful and that they will continue, but there is no disguising the fact that even after today's talks were very differences -- very serious differences of opinions. simply put, britain and france believe in dispatching arms to the rebels, and the rest of the european union -- the irish and germa
't seem so...far away. ♪ >> bob: president obama was met by benjamin netanyahu and the israeli government. they made it clear to iran that there are diplomatic options left and military options. >> greg: the white house threatened to cancel easter egg hunt. it stepped in with greg roll. but zoning ordinances say grown men can't host children. even if they're under 18 or 19. i wrote a check for $25. the easter stuff. i think it goes to beer. i'm going have it somewhere. >> dana: surprise, try to get it turbi
in a tree-planting ceremony. then later today, president obama will meet with benjamin netanyahu. coming up at 7:15, the hot topics on the meets with the israeli leaders. >>> well, now we're less than a week away from the day the u.s. supreme court will hear oral arguments on proposition 8. next tuesday the court will hear arguments before or against prop 8 along with another same-sex marriage case. the challenge to the federal defensive marriage act. yesterday, the court said it would release same-day audio if the arguments are presented. the court's statement did not mention television coverage which legal experts probably means it will not be allowed. >>> a bay area consumer group warning about potential hidden fees with oakland's municipal i.d. card. the city created these i.d. cards in part for undocument emergencied immigrants. a debit function was -- undocumented immigrants. a debit function was put in place. there's hidden fees. there are fees for enrolling and and another fee for every time it's used. >>> b.a.r.t. is dealing with a big bird problem. it's expected to cost the transi
. it was good." >> netanyahu: "get to rest for these next two days." >> obama: ".get away from congress." netanyahu: the president's first official word on israeli soil: peace as defined by israel means a willingness to go to war to keep iran from developing nuclear weapons. >> "in order to stop iran's program peacefully diplomacy must be augment by clear threat of military action." >> reporter: the president signaled that his administration would not object if israel acted on its own. >> "each country has to make its own decisions when it comes to the awesome decision to engage in any kind of military action. and israel is differently situated than the united states." >> reporter: as for whether syria is using chemical weapons on rebels, he said the u=s is investigating. >> "once we establish the facts, i have made clear that the use of chemical weapons is a game -changer." >> reporter: time and again, president obama went out of his way to express support for prime minister benjamin netanyahu >> "this is our tenth meeting, we've spent more time together, working together than i have w
netanyahu has phenomenonny pologized for the death of troops. the reconciliation was brought on by president obama's trip to the middle east. our north american editor, who is traveling with the president, has sent us this report. >> at israel's holocaust memorial, president obama declared we must work for the light. but ermon than diplomacy the man was hoping to change the way america was seen in the world when we came into office. obama has shown a passionate respect for their country that is sweet music to israeli ears and many liked his push for peace. one newspaper declared "love has paid a royal visit." >> for our sons and daughters are not born to hate. they are taught to hate. so let us fill their young hearts with the same understanding and compassion that we hope others have for them. >> he mailed tribute to zionism at the grave of its modern founder. the new friendlier approach is already working and he's urging israeli prime minister netanyahu -- he's made a surprising apology to his turkish counterpart in 2009 obama's first big policy speech was in crier ro. -- cairo. >> and th
minister netanyahu -- he's made a surprising apology to his turkish counterpart in 2009 obama's first big policy speech was in crier ro. -- cairo. >> and this cycle of suspicion and discord mustened. >> tonight the president arrived in jordan knowing many in the arab world watched that speech and waited and wapetted. in this trendy tafoya in the jordanian capital those i talked tofelt let down, further -- to felt let down. >> i think he is exactly like all the american presidents that preceded him. his visit came again to reinforce the american position towards israel, that they were supporters of steal to the end. >> i didn't -- israel to the end. >> i didn't expect anything to come out of it that way. it's a shame that politics can make a great person not do great things. >> in jordan there are protests every friday. but obama's determination not to dictate feels weak to some. many argue that if many american presidents forced itself on the meevels, the region is now forcing itself upon president obama. the president has already disappointed people in the arab world. if he doesn't get p
think he is right about this. it is also true that benjamin netanyahu is facing a different situation at home. he does not have the same kind of majority, came closer to losing than people thought he would. obama was reelected despite his attempts to prevent that. so, they both have an interest in getting something done. i think it is highly remote that anything will get done. the neighborhood has only gotten more dangerous. >> colby king? >> i thought it was important that he made the trip. ultimately, if there is going to be peace in the area it will have to come from those on the ground. the united states can not do it from the outside. george bush tried unsuccessfully. every president has tried and all failed because of the participants. >> what has changed? the settlements continue, but it is no longer number one on president obama's agenda. >> the president has acknowledged the mistake early on, but let's be frank, the relationship has changed. netanyahu embraced, endorsed and basically campaigned for mitt romney, who did not carry florida, which was supposed to be the cornersto
-planting ceremony. then later today, president obama will meet with benjamin netanyahu. coming up at 7:15, the hot topics on the meets with the israeli leaders. >>> well, now we're less than a week away from the day the u.s. supreme court will hear oral arguments on proposition 8. next tuesday the court will hear arguments before or against prop 8 along with another same-sex marriage case. the challenge to the federal defensive marriage act. yesterday, the court said it would release same-day audio if the arguments are presented. the court's statement did not mention television coverage which legal experts probably means it will not be allowed. >>> a bay area consumer group warning about potential hidden fees with oakland's municipal i.d. card. the city created these i.d. cards in part for undocument emergencied immigrants. a debit function was -- undocumented immigrants. a debit function was put in place. there's hidden fees. there are fees for enrolling and and another fee for every time it's used. >>> b.a.r.t. is dealing with a big bird problem.
that president obama and prime minister netanyahu are about to have, i think that obama's 10% approval rating in israel would go even lower. >> greta: ambassador, thank you. always nice to see you, sir. >> thank you. >> greta: okay. now to roger ailes, the man who created and launched fox news in 1996 and has been ever since. a new book gives readers an upclose look at the fox news president. and the author of "roger ailes off camera", nice to talk to you. >> nice to talk to you, too. tell me, when did you first begin talking to roger ailes about this book? >> i talked to roger, i guess in the summer of 2011. >> greta: all right. prior to 2011, i assume that he had some sort of thoughts about what you would be learning when you began the book. did anything surprise you diagnose your investigation and your reporting? >> oh, a lot of things surprised me. i'm a fox watcher and i have been for years, but i knew the network somewhat as a viewer, but i was very surprised to see what kind of a leader roger has been, you know, for this network, not just as a television guy, but also the kind of relat
in the day mr. obama had lunch with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and paid tribute to holocaust victims at a memorial in tel aviv. >>> san francisco police are looking for a man who attacked a teen girl and her mother on a bus. it happened last weekend on the 14 mission bus there. police say the man pushed his way through the crowded aisle, when the girl shoved him back and yelled at him, that led to a confrontation in which he punched her and started to strangle her, her mother tried to stop it but was punched before he got off the bus and while this was going on a second man stole the mother's purse. >>> livermore police hope a newly released photo will help them find a man who held up a bank yesterday. police say this man robbed a citibank branch there yesterday at 1:30 p.m. the man indicated he had a gun. he got away with cash. witnesses describe him as a white man between 25 and 30 years old. 5'10" with a heavy build. anyone with information is asked to call police. >>> police are now providing new information about a service dog stolen while its owner was sleeping on a bar
me begin by saying that many israelis have been very skeptical about president obama's security interests in israel and up to now, a frosty relationship with benjamin netanyau. why should mr. netanyahu trust president obama now? >> you're right, uma, there was a lot of skepticism and even suspicious about president obama's relationship with israel and with the israeli prime minister. we have had four very tense years. but i know in america, you say that there is no second chance to make a first impression. well, the president got that second chance and i think he took it i think his visit to israel, as far as the feeling and the respect and the emotion of the israeli people was a great success. it was a very impressive charm offensive. he reached out to the people. he touched every nerve and every fiber of israeli society with his words. and i must say that when air force one took off, it carried with it a totally different president, as far as at least the emotions, the expectations i and trust of the israeli people is concerned. >> then you're saying that this trip obviously h
binyamin netanyahu. president obama will visit the west bank and will spend just a few hours meeting with palestinians. the latest poll published by an israeli newspaper finds 38 percent of israelis believe president obama's attitude toward their country is hostile. only 10 percent view him as favorable. >> parking is a big issue in san francisco, right in we have so many stories this morning ahead, the parking fight dividing a san francisco neighborhood. >> a plane plunges to the ground and crabs -- crashes into the neighborhood. the passengers and the victims on the grounds and the investigation underway. >> he has not been mayor of san francisco for more than 20 years but this morning, you remember this face, someone is jumping a officials in indiana this morning are vetting the deadly crash of a private plane that slammed into a neighborhood. two of the four people in the plane were killed in year's crash. three more people on the ground are in the hospital. the pilot radioed he was having electrical problems before the crash. at least 200 people were evacuated for several hours
, will be on the table when president obama sits down with prime minister netanyahu. >> i believe for something like five hours or talks. nbc's kristen walker. thank you, kristen. >>> joining us, mark ginsburg. and dana milbank, political columnist for the "washington post." ambassador, if i can start with you, senators lindsey graham and john mccain say if the chemical weapons reports prove true, the president's red line has been crossed. and graham tell s "foreign policy's" josh rogen, we need to come up with a plan to secure these weapon sites either in conjunction with our partners or, if nothing else, by ourselves. what's your reaction to today's developments? >> well, if these reports are corroborated, martin, clearly the situation in syria, which you know you and i have talked about for at least two years, it indicates that, and as we all know, these weapons are not under lock and key. i had revealed in a piece that, indeed, they had been put under control of the besiege and elements of the iranians, revolutionary guards for safekeeping. given the fact hezbollah and any number of terrorist organiz
on that additional information. >> president obama and prime minister netanyahu appear to be getting along as well as they ever have. their position on iran seems to be aligning more than in the past. they agree iran is a year away from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> i am absolutely convinced that the president is determined to prevent iran from getting illegal will nuclear weapons. >> there's not a lot of daylight between our country's assessments in terms of where iran is right now. >> the president has a lot of meetings. he will be the guest of honor at an official dinner. >> peter doocy in washington. thank you so much, peter. >> it is time for your 5@5:30. top five stories making news at this hour outrage this morning that a suspected member of al qaeda plot to do kill american troops was secretly being prosecut prosecuted. adam haroon has been charged in civilian court noting to kill u.s. diplomats in nigeria. he was extradited here last year. leaders are live individual the obama administration ignored gitmo once again. >> military court of justice located at begin tan mow bay right now. on
. benjamin netanyahu could not have been too pleased with whoever else happened. president obama was speaking rather aggressively to the people of israel over the head of benjamin netanyahu. >> well, a lot of these visits are public diplomacy. i will say that based upon what the president haa said over the past few days there is a hopeful be in this cynical me. i hope that the president has been seen as of late both the nsa intelligence reports as follows until it -- israeli intelligence reports and has come to the conclusion that they are a serious threat. if you read between the lines the sounds as if he is given the green light to attack whenever they deem necessary. that is the hopeful. the cynical, says something else based upon the past four years of the attitude that the president has taken toward israel and mr. netanyahu in particular, he is killing mr. netanyahu with kindness, winning the hearts and minds of the israelis, the israeli people and will make a push very hard for peace that probably won't be a very good deal for the israelis. it is troubling because i just don't know what
the countries' leaders doesn't help. >> president obama and prime minister netanyahu have had a strained relationship for the last four years. it's difficult to see, but this visit is going to change the underlying dynamic in that relationship. >> here at home president obama putting the finishing touches on his cabinet. today he nominated assistant u.s. attorney thomas perez to be the next labor secretary. if he's confirmed by the senate, perez would be the only hispanic cabinet choice. he's the son of dominican immigrants and worked his way through college doing various jobs. >>> and reminder to watch cnn's new show "the lead with jake tapper" starting today at 4:00 eastern. >>> tomorrow marks the tenth anniversary of the start of the iraq war. the question of course, was it worth it? depends on who you ask. thousands of u.s. families suffered immeasurable loss. according to the pentagon more than 4,400 u.s. troops were killed in action. for every u.s. combat death 7 were wounded. more than 32,000 americans came home with battle wounds. and we know not all battle wounds are physical. m
, and perhaps that can get more movement out of prime minister netanyahu if president obama is able to rally support from the israeli people themselves. >>brian: here's the unscripted part. the story yesterday about syria possibly using poisonous gas, poisonous chemicals, gas, on the rebels. they're accusing each other of using this. that now becomes front and center; correct? >> it certainly becomes an issue. this probably shows the relationship we're seeing right now between the united states and israel that is not necessarily while the united states and israel are friends, they don't necessarily have the same goals in mind. for the israelis, the status quo inside syria is by far the best. they are terrified of the rebels, a largely infamous based group, the al qaeda influence inside the rebels. that is something that has the israelis scared where the united states is pushing for president bashar assad to leave office. obviously the united states and israel are very concerned about the chemical weapons. israel is probably only concerned if they get into the wrong hands. the united states h
health. one a day men's 50+. >>> for most of their relationship, president obama and prime minister netanyahu have been frenemies, but yesterday the two couldn't have been chummier. even if some of it came at the expense of nbc's chuck todd. >> i thought i had four questions. >> reiterations. >> i get four questions, right? >> look, this is not a kosher question, but don't hog it. >> i guess i was, my question to you was going to be why do you believe the israeli people have not embraced president obama the same way they embraced our last two u.s. presidents? thank you. >> so you had to get a polling question in there and write it in, huh? >> chuck, i mean you're just incorrigible. >> the laurel and hardy of bilateral press conferences, we'll discuss special relationships and two-state solutions when the "new republic"'s ben birnbaum joins us, next. [ female announcer ] you walk into your laundry room and it just hits you! that nasty odor coming from your washer. say farewell to the smell with tide washing machine cleaner. it goes straight to the source of the stink to lift odor-cau
pompom and -- president obama and benjamin netanyahu are a tad on the frosty side. do you think part of this is to go out of the way to say we are good friends. we have the same interests in mind? >> i think it's to show that they have a lot of -- i think the way obama said it to israeli t.v. is they have a good professional relationship. both men have new second terms. the difference is that obama won a decisive 51%. and netanyahu had trouble putting together a governing coalition over the weekend. but in any event, the primary, you know, there are a few reasons for going now. some symbolic. some substance, but what is remarkable about the trip is that there is no agenda of accomplishment. there is no treaty that's being sigh signed. >> bill: right. >> there is no initiative to relaunch israeli peace talks. actually, the latest thing that is happening that was unfolding yesterday that might have some impact is the discussion over whether or not syria has and is using chemical weapons. >> bill: the white house has been careful to damp down any expe
presents, and that the netanyahu government does not want you to see. president obama knows, he cannot be the only politician willing to take a risk for peace. he knows he needs an israeli partner for peace, and so he asked for one this way. without actually mentioning benjamin netanyahu's name. >> and let me say this as a politician. i can promise you this. political leaders will never take risks if the people do not push them to take some risks. you must create the change that you want to see. ordinary people can accomplish extraordinary things. >> joining me now, alex wagner, host of msnbc's "now" and a senior fellow at the brookings institution. alex, i thought the extraordinary thing about this speech, it's a combination of things. the president's words and then the audience's reaction which was the most important thing. the audience's reaction, i thought, was a unique opportunity for the israeli people to send their message to the world about what they believe and hope their future can be. >> and sort of life-affirming, wasn't it? at just seeing the way they reacted to the notion
and president obama and sounded like netanyahu says, look, i've been given the okay to go ahead alone if i need to and what's in the middle east. >> you've handled it skillfully and see the administration use the relationship with morsi to help stop the hamas rocket attacks late last year and egypt has not turned fully towards iran yet and we need to keep egypt as part of an anti-iran coalition in the arab world and as you say, to maintain the peace agreement with israel. and that points to the need for risk diplomacy behind the scenes and i think the united states is doing it and a skillful ambassador in patterson and secretary of state in john kerry. and i think they're going to have them cease and desist from the aggressive tactics they're they think and turn this situation into one where the government begins to listen to the people on the street and gives them an opportunity to say what they have to say and try to reduce this level of violence. i don't think it would make any sense right now, for the united states to cut off all aid. we would lose influence if we did that. better to use am
of his arrival from earlier this morning. israelis are anxious to hear obama from america's commitment to the security of the jewish state, despite his pairing with is a role prime minister benjamin netanyahu over the phipalestinian peace process. obama is also making trips to the palestinian authority and to jordan. >> we will be right back. mom, i invited justin over for lunch. good. no, not good. he's a vegetarian and he's going to be here in 20 minutes! don't stress. we can figure this out. [ male announcer ] get the speed to make a great first impression. call today to get u-verse high speed internet for as little as $14.95 a month for 12 months with a one-year price guarantee. this is delicious. ♪ [ male announcer ] save the day in an instant. at&t. ♪ at&t. been waiting for the price then hurry, sleep train's beautyrest and posturepedic closeout sale ends sunday. save up to 40% on closeout sets from beautyrest and posturepedic. save hundreds on floor samples and closeout inventory. these prices are falling fast, but these deals won't last. sleep train's beautyrest and posture
gives president obama and prime minister netanyahu the opportunity to show the world their relationship has room to grow. and both men are ready to take positive steps for the region. florida congresswoman debby wasserman-schultz chairs the democratic national committee, is in israel and joins me now. >> thanks, luke. >> there's criticism thrown at president obama, even from prominent jewish democrats, the latd ed koch, who said president obama had let the very important relationship with israel deteriorate. as one of the highest-ranking jewish democrats in the united states. how important is it for president obama to have a successful visit in israel? >> the late ed koch endorsed president obama's re-election. this is an important opportunity to reaffirm and celebrate the incredible and historic relationship that the united states and israel have. president obama will travel there, and it was important to make sure that as the first overseas trip he's making in his second term that he go there and reach out to the future of the israeli people. talk with, with university students and yo
minister benjamin netanyahu. cnn's john king is in jerusalem this morning. john, this is president obama's first trip to israel. how delicate, how pivotal is this visit? >> reporter: well, carol, it is fascinating. i've been here in the past with president clinton, with president george w. bush, now president obama. in the past the israeli-palestinian conflict is always at the top of the agenda but given the event in this complicated neighborhood that is now more complicated and confused than ever, the israeli-palestinian conflict is down on the list. the president wants to share information and get information from his israeli counterparts about what's going on in syria. did the government in syria use chemical weapons against its own people. that's a big question. obviously the nuclear showdown with iran. the presidentister wants assurance if that diplomacy doesn't bear fruit that the president of the united states is prepared to put the military option on the table. and, yes, the president did say he wants to have peace in the holy land and he will make that a priority. no accident th
netanyahu and president obama who have notoriously frosty relationship. there on the tarmac during the welcome ceremony, prime minister netanyahu, we lost track how many times he said thank you to the united states, thank you to president obama. even at one time called him barack. this comes after a few months ago prime minister netanyahu made it very clear he prefered governor romney back in the 2012 election. however, prime minister netanyahu made it clear though that israel, quote, remained in the present of their right to defend themselves which is clearly talking about an attack on iran which is not something that president obama wanted to see. president obama who at times has been seen a little bit soft on iran for his part tried to make it seem that the united states would always have israel's back. >> the united states of america stands with the state of israel because it is in our fundamental national security interests to stand with israel. it makes us both stronger. it makes us both more prosperous, and it make the world a better place. >> reporter: president obama has a
than two hours ago and the israeli president and prime minister binyamin netanyahu met president obama at the airport. lots of handshaking and photo ops and a friendly scene but polls show president obama is deeply unpopular with many israelis and they want reassurances the united states is serious about their defense. here is what the president said just moments ago. >> the united states of america stands with the state of israel because it is in our fundamental national security interests to stand with israel. it makes us both stronger. it makes us both more prosperous. >> thank you, mr. president. thank you, america. thank you for what you are. thank you for what you do. >> he wants president obama to feel at home on this trip. a side note to a serious trip, the israeli embassy released this cartoon video of the meeting set to the golden girl's theme song and the lyrics say "thank you for being a friend." president obama is on the way to jerusalem if meetings with israeli leaders and he will be in the region through saturday. >> we just a knew days away from a supreme court hague on
. >> reporter: for their part the israeli embassy released a humorous video claiming the obama/netanyahu relationship is better than many believe. ♪ thank you for being a friend traveled down the road and back again ♪ >> reporter: there's that symbolism i was telling you about, savannah. in more serious business today we expect syria to probably be the hot topic of the press conference between the prime prime minister, because israeli government officials say chemical weapons have been used in that syrian conflict. u.s. officials have not said that. we'll be curious to hear what the president has to say about it. >> lots to watch in jerusalem this morning. chuck todd, thank you. and stay with nbc news, we'll have complete coverage of the president's trip to the middle east. and now here's hoda. >>> we have new information on a chilling plot to attack students at the university of central florida. police believe they closed in on a suspect just before he was set to go on a shooting spree and this morning for the first time we are hearing the 911 call that helped stop it. nbc's mark po
, and the substantive conversation that president obama and prime minister netanyahu will have in private. >> megyn: only 10% of the israeli public, according to the latest polls, has a favorable opinion of our president. just 10% say they have a favorable opinion of him. that's a surprising number and it's not exactly the group before whom he's used to speaking. >> right. well, i'd like to know who those 10% are. i mean, i think it's clear that president obama is the most hostile president that america's had since the formation of israel in 1948 and i think the message he's going to be delivering to prime minister netanyahu, don't use preemptive military force against iran's nuclear weapons program and be prepared to make more concessions to the palestinians, isn't a message which if it gets out into the general circulation is going to increase that 10% number. >> how can he do that? this is an issue during the election and an issue that people want to know about all the time he's been president. where do you stand when it comes to israel. do you support israel, do you support a possible strike by
obama visited israel and the territories as president. both prime minister netanyahu and president obama are starting new terms. there are major issues to be discussed. the white house is calling this a broad strategic conversation to focus on syria, iran and the israeli palestinian peace process. of course, three of the most pressing issues for these two countries today. >> if this is more about symbolism what progress can we expect from the president's meetings with the israelis and the palestinians? >> well of the three issue that will be discussed on this trip this is the one where the least progress is expected to be made. expectations have really been lowered by the white house. they made it very clear, since the trip was announced they aren't coming here with any grand plan, any new vision to get this peace process back on track. it hasn't budged in more than two years. and it will be discussed at the president's meetings with prime minister netanyahu and palestinian president mahmoud abbas. none of these three sides are optimistic at this point that
to leave for a three day visit to the middle east with lowered specifications. obama will depart on wednesday for israel where he hopes to smooth over relations with the prime minister binyamin netanyahu and will visit the wet bank. he will only spend a few hours meeting with palestinians. the latest poll published by israeli newspaper finds 38 percent define president obama's attitude to israel as "hostile." only ten percent view him as favorable. >> coming up the confusion that sent a car into a north bay store. >> the parking changes along a popular san francisco street that >> a massive wildfire continues to rage this morning in tennessee in the smoky mountains destroying dozens of cabins and threatening a neighborhood. 35 cabins have burned to the ground as crews from 25 different agencies battle the 300-acre fire that broke out yesterday afternoon. cabins have been evacuated and homeowners living on the other side of a ridge have been told to prepare to evacuate. no injuries have been reportd and no estimate on when the fire could be maintained. >> f.a.a. officials are inve
netanyahu and called the u.s. and the jewish state unbreakable. mr. obama also covered big foreign policy issues including the iranian threat and the civil war in syria. cnn's john king is live in jerusalem with the latest. john, all seemed very maty and chummy. but underneath all that, what is the reality of the state of the relationship between america and israel right now? >> reporter: there's no question, piers, obvious to the world, not just to these two leaders, they've had a frosty and unfriendly relationship. president obama is left of center, believes the prime minister netanyahu has said some things he finds insulting or didn't like. prime minister netanyahu right of center, supported romney in the last presidential election, has at times stopped at president obama, my language, doesn't get it. both of these guys just won elections. they are in the words of a top american official the other day, stuck with each other. and it's very crystal clear today, both of them have decided to try to turn a new page. are they going to be best friends, i think not. but are they going to be be
. >> in washington, it is no secret that obama does not have a good relationship with israel's prime minister, benjamin netanyahu. even if they put on a united front in public, as here in washington last year. >> they have fundamentally different views of how to advance peace in the area. the president started off by pressuring israel to make concessions, and israel, understandably, resisted and resented, and it has been like that for the last four years, unfortunately. >> israel looks to the u.s. to safeguard its very existence. republicans are quick to point out that while obama visited egypt during his first term, he never went to israel. they accuse the president of pandering more to the muslim world than to washington's key ally, but not all analysts agree. emma this administration has been a very close ally in terms of security cooperation, as well as strategic dialogue. the israelis and americans are very closely coordinated on important issues, although there are disagreements. >> obama will seek to resolve the peace process between israelis and palestinians during his visit, but back
with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who is worried serious chemical weapons could wind up in the hands of terrorists or anti israeli extremists like hezbollah. mr. obama is stressing he is skeptical that they used chemical weapons and cautioned that the u.s. is still investigating claims that syrian president use them, the president a bushel when israeli reporter suggested that the u.s. has been sitting on its hands. >> is incorrect for you to say that we have been nothing. we have helped to mobilize the isolation of the regime internationally. we have supported and recognized the opposition. >> except the president for said that in 85 days were numbered 19 days ago. last summer he warned of potential u.s. force. >> are red line for us is, we start seeing a whole bunch of chemical weapons moving around or being utilized. that would change my calculus. >> reporter: back in washington a top republican charge the administration's policy has been addressed. >> the obama administration saw a reformer. once the revolt started, they backed u.n. diplomacy. then they bet on moscow
relationship, reminded me, president obama is left of center. president netanyahu is right of center. they have disagreements over policy and different political philosophies. the official said they're stuck with each other. they're both beginning new terms in office. they both have a huge focus on iran. they both have to worry about syria. they're both wondering as the world is about what happens with this air spring. this president would like to have the peace process resume. we talk about reviving the peace process. there is no process right now. it has collapsed. in any relationship, both sides insist in those four years despite all the disagreements and many more than you mention that the working relationship is always pretty good. when they have to do business, they put the personal stuff aside and they do business. but as you well know, wolf, you know this region as well as anyone, if you know each other and trust each other and have a personal bond, it is easier, when you get to the hard stuff. israelis talk about where is bill clinton? he came here four times as president. he was so de
at the end of the week to try to lay the groundwork with benjamin netanyahu and israel to start some talks. president obama is here to, as he said, listen. he said in the press conference yesterday that his main role in this visit is to just listen to the palestinians. it's a lesson he learned from his mom, he said, because the palestinian palestinians often feel that they are not heard. and so he really wants to see what kind of mood there is now and what it would take to really prod some sort of discussion to come into action. and, you know, they felt a little bit neglected and it's the president's time to remind him that even though he has been working very closely with the israelis, he has not forgotten that he wants to create some sort of open space for peace talks to come into fruition with secretary kerry now at the state department. >> very interesting you bring up secretary kerry. a second ago, jess, we saw president obama greeting secretary of state john kerry on the tarmac there. the secretary of state arrived in the region before the president. he will be in the region again ju
out of the old arguments. >> in israel, president obama and israeli prime minister, binyamin netanyahu, visited the jerusalem museum home to the dead sea scrolls. they stepped by a tech expo, as well. the president runs to jerusalem later today and will give a speech to israeli young people and tonight there is a state dinner. >> developing news, police are searching for a long time bay area baseball coach wanted on an arrest warrant in contra costa county. the 52-year-old joel kaufman is wanted for molesting a teen boy and secretly filming another boy in a bathroom. some charges date back eight years. there could be other victims. joel kaufman coaches a traveling baseball team for those boys based in san jose. we will have more in the next half hour. >> in beforeally activistses calling attention to a type of building found across the bay area. the buildings are in danger of collapsing during an earthquake the. >> imagine someone saying if there is an earthquake your home is not safe. that is the message tenants getting. this apartment building is on dwight way and it is not up to cod
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